Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

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The Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee was established by the White House and the Biomass Research and Development Act of 2000. This committee is part of a federal government-wide initiative lead by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Energy.

The committee assists the federal government in meeting the Act’s goals of promoting a cleaner environment and greater energy security by the coordination and encouragement of biobased product research and development. Thomas W. Ewing serves as chairman of the committee.

Specifically, the committee advises DOE and USDA on strategic planning, the development of requests for proposals under the Biomass Research and Development Initiative of 2000; and the review and evaluation of funding proposals. They also work to encourage collaboration among government, industry, and growers. The 30 committee members represent industry, state governments, academia, trade associations, non-profits, and the agricultural and forestry sectors. The 12 new members come from Alabama, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington.[1]

References

  1. "Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Named". U.S. Department of Energy.